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Limestone head of a wreathed youth

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (18.4 x 13.3 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2791
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This head is noteworthy for its fine execution and for the remnants of color in the eyes.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. CXI.752, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1337, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 152, p. 137, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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